THIS LISTING IS FOR THE WOOD VERSION OF THIS EFFECT (see our other listings for the plastic version, if you prefer a clear see-through box)
This is a wood version of this very puzzling trick. Not so much magic as a puzzle, but boy, is it a tough puzzle to crack! It took me five minutes even after I read the secret. And I thought it must be defective, and then when I "got it", the thing came open with ease -- I was the defective one!
You show a small wooden box with an single opening, that it covered with a piece of thin plastic.
Borrow a bill from someone -- I like to have then put their initials on George Washington's forehead (as in the photo). Placing the bill and box under a hanky or under the table for a moment, you re-emerge with the box, and the bill is inside. (They can see their initials through the box's window) Now, unless someone knows the secret, they will never get that bill out. (Unless they smash the box to pieces!) But you can put it under the table again (or behind your back with practice), and get the bill out in seconds. Then they can look again at the empty box and never be able to open it.
Keep it on your desk at work to start conversations about puzzles and trickery, then launch into some magic!
Brand new and unused, with instructions. Typically these sell for about $9-$10, but I got a good deal on a few of them, so the price here at TMGS is a bit less.
(Dollar in the box is not included!)